Poor Law Commission to Poor Law Board

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  • Created on: 30-03-14 13:45
  • parliament decided that the Commission had served its purpose
  • in 1847, the Poor Law Commission became Poor Law Board
  • aimed to rid the commission of arrogance and cant
  • but there didn't appear to be a separation because assisstant commissioners became inspectors for the Poor Law Board


  • towards the end of the 19th century, the government became more concerned with the welfare of peple
  • the Reform Act of 1867 meant local governments had to check housing and public health of their civilians
  • in 1871, the Poor Law Board was replaced by the Local Government Board
  • the central government still had control and they had a President who was a member of the cabinet
  • slowly the…


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